Gladstone turns pink to raise money for breast cancer
INDIVIDUALS and groups have been getting behind Monday's Pink Ribbon Day to raise funds for Queensland Cancer Council all month.
From pink ice creams on Curtis Island to pink frosted cupcakes and pink work shirts, people in Gladstone have been helping raise money to make a difference to Queenslanders affected by breast cancer.
And at least 60 motorbike riders in pink headed south towards Benaraby on Sunday for the annual Bumz on Bikes ride.
Around 600 volunteers at 200 sites have made up the Pink army across Queensland selling merchandise for the past week.
Bechtel's APLNG workers are aiming to raise $10,000 by selling ice creams, after 2000 Pink Ribbon-edition Magnum ice-creams were shipped across the harbour.
Funds raised from Cancer Council Queensland's Pink Ribbon Day will support vital work in breast cancer research, education programs and patient support services across Queensland.
They're on track to raise $1.2 million throughout Queensland.
PINK RIBBON DAY:
- It supports the 1 in 8 Queensland women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
- In Central Queensland alone, around 133 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and about 27 die from the disease.
- It is the most common cancer diagnosed in Queensland women, and the second biggest cancer killer.